MiraCosta College Community Education and Workforce Development

Biomedical Equipment Technician
Program

at MiraCosta College

about the biomedical equipment technician (BMET) program

Engineering technology, or mechatronics, integrates theory and application in the areas of mechanical, electrical and electronic systems, fluid power, robotics and automation, and programming. Our program is designed around the changing skills and training demanded by area manufacturers. All topics covered during lecture are explored in more depth during the lab portion of each class. The wide range of equipment utilized in our lab gives students an opportunity to train, repair, and troubleshoot industry-relevant tools and equipment.  Students who attend will experience an accelerated program, designed to quickly prepare them to meet the skill sets that will qualify graduates to move right into an entry-level technician position.

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why attend miracosta?

  • Industry relevant curriculum using State-of-the-Art equipment

  • Job placement assistance, with over a 90% employment rate

  • Accelerated training that can get you into a job in less than 4 months

  • GI Bill ® approved, WIOA funding approved programs

Tuition
$6000
GI Bill ® and WIOA funding approved. For all other candidates, tuition is FREE through the DOL funded America’s Promise Grant. NOTE: A $310 charge to cover administrative costs will be collected upon registration.

Course Length
Complete this program in just 21 weeks. Offered twice per year.

Hours of Instruction
Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-2:30pm
Please see the events calendar for dates.

Prerequisites
HS Diploma or GED, basic math and reading comprehension assessments, and complete submission of enrollment documents

what you will learn

  • Fundamental Electronics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Semiconductors
  • Human anatomy
  • Biomedical Instrumentation Operation
  • Medical Device Troubleshooting
  • BMET career readiness
  • Career Exploration and Readiness

after course completion

Certifications

If students attend all classes, complete the necessary coursework, and pass the required tests, students will receive: A National Career Readiness Certificate, and a MiraCosta College Certificate of Accomplishment.

Career Paths

There are numerous openings for Biomedical Equipment Technicians in San Diego County! Companies such as: General Electric, Patterson Companies, Sodexo, Davita, Aramark, and Kaiser Permanente have positions open.

meet your instructor

Dr. Jeffrey Smoot
Biomedical Equipment Technician Instructor

Dr. Smoot originally from Chicago, started in Biomedical Technology in 1988. Moved to Atlanta in 1996. Jeff worked for Grady Healthcare, performed Y2K testing and Wellstar Health System. At Wellstar, he was a Senior Biomed and later a Cardiology and PACS administrator. His specialty was Cardiology integrated networks. Jeffrey Smoot has earned an Associate of Science in Electronics Technology, Associates of Applied Science in Biomedical Electronics Technology, Bachelors in Information Technology, Masters in Business Administration with concentrations in Healthcare Management/Project Management from American Intercontinental University, and Doctorate in Computer Science from Colorado Technical University. His research has been in the area of Virtual Reality, Touchless Interfaces, and there use in Healthcare and effectiveness in reducing nosocomial infections. He is the founder and Chief Scientist/Researcher for Interactive Healthcare Designs that designs these technologies for healthcare.

take the next step

We offer information sessions for many of our job training programs. The information session offers you the opportunity to learn all about the programs in a relaxed environment.
Our instructors will be available at this time to answer all of your questions. Call us at 760.795.6820 to register.

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